Queens state Sen. Malcolm Smith wants to present a surprise witness to prove his innocence at his upcoming corruption trial — convicted ex-Queens Sen. Shirley Huntley, stunning new court papers filed Friday reveal.
Smith, who is claiming he was framed by the government, wants two secret conversations that Huntley recorded with him submitted as evidence to bolster his defense.
“These recorded conversations demonstrate that Smith had no predisposition to engage in any criminal conduct,” Smith attorney Gerald Shargel said.
“On these recordings, Huntley proposes various unlawful acts in which she hoped to ensnare Smith. Each time, Smith rejected her criminal overtures,” Shargel added.
From the Daily News:
Embattled state Sen. Malcolm Smith says there’s nothing wrong with having politicians on the “payroll.”
In papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Friday, Smith said there was nothing unusual or criminal about his comments, caught on an FBI wiretap, that he helped himself get to a leadership position in 2008 by spreading cash around to his Democratic colleagues.
The feds shouldn’t be allowed to use that against him because it’s not illegal, Smith’s papers say.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Malcolm doesn't think he did anything wrong
Posted by Queens Crapper at 7:11 AM
Labels: corruption, Malcolm Smith, Shirley Huntley, trial, witness
what about taking Halloran's advice.
"that's politics in New York,it's all about the fucking money"
If you tell a lie often enough, you start to believe you own bullshit...
n. a person whose behavior is antisocial, OFTEN CRIMINAL, and who LACKS A SENSE OF MORAL RESPONSIBILITY OR SOCIAL CONSCIENCE.
I love when politicians get caught, their response is "I am innocent". First off if you were really innocent, you would not have been brought up on charges from the get go, plain and simple. The fact that you were investigated in some bribery scam, pretty much says you were guilty to begin with.
Be a man Smith and just suck it the fuck up.
Hell Huntley, Wills, the who bunch of them have all said the same thing, yet in the end none of the politicians who have said they were innocent were ever found to be innocent.
Shirley looked better back when she used to be on Sanford and Son, before she started smoking.
Gerald Shargel -- one of the best -- must be costing Smith BIG BUCKS! Who is paying for that?
Should be an interesting trial! Hope it is televised.
Do they still do that?
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